Search
Close this search box.

Ice Cube Extends BIG3 League Invite to Shaquille O’Neal: ‘The Contract Ready!’

Shaquille O'Neal (Francois Nel-Getty Images)
Shaquille O’Neal (Francois Nel-Getty Images)

*Ice Cube invited Shaquille O’Neal to play for his BIG3 League after the NBA icon expressed interest in playing professional basketball again.

During a recent episode of Shaq’s The Big Podcast, he asked his cohost, ex-NBA player Mario Chalmers, if he could play in Cube’s basketball organization.

“You think I can play in the BIG3?,” O’Neal asked Chalmers, who currently plays in the BIG3 League, Vibe reports. 

“Yeah, easily. I got the perfect spot for you, too. Come over there with me and Mike Beasley. You ain’t gotta do nothing but stay in the paint,” Chalmers replied. 

However, Shaq noted a recent hip surgery as a possible impediment.

“You really think I could play? I thought about it. I just had hip surgery and I ain’t played since,” he shared. “I don’t think I can get back in that mood.”

When Ice Cube heard about the discussion, he used X/Twitter to respond to the former Los Angeles Laker.

“We got the contract ready for you, big fella. You got three months to get Diesel. You can eat all day in @thebig3 @SHAQ,” Cube wrote. 

In related news, we reported earlier that Ice Cube clapped back at accusations of being associated with “white supremacists,” notably Elon Musk, after revealing his 3-on-3 pro basketball league is coming to X (formally Twitter).

Ice Cube supports RFK Jr.
Ice Cube poses on the red carpet prior to the BIG3 Championship at State Farm Arena on August 21, 2022, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images for BIG3)

Cube recently announced that The Big 3 League, which kicks off its seventh season on June 15th, will be streaming on X, Hip Hop DX reports.  Fans criticized Ice Cube’s decision to collaborate with X owner Elon Musk, whom he had clashed with in the past.

“Love and respect Cube but his alignment with a white supremest [sic] is all we need to know. I get it money matters so do you my guy. Just keep it 100 and don’t Trojan horse for them. White Supremacy is who you are and represent. Enjoy!!,” one fan commented on X, per Hip Hop DX.

Ice Cube responded, “Shut yo bitch ass up! I ain’t aligned with nothing, punk. I draw my own fuckin lines.”

READ MORE: Ice Cube Defends Choice to Collaborate with ‘White Supremacist’ Elon Musk

We Publish News 24/7. Don’t Miss A Story. Click HERE to SUBSCRIBE to Our Newsletter Now!

Drake (Paul R Giunta-Invision-AP)
Amber Rose speaks at RNC
Andray Day in The Deliverance
tyler perry -
Nathan Wade (Elijah Nouvelage-Pool-Getty Images)
Whitney Houston - (Photo Credit: Neal Preston Photo - Courtesy of The Estate of Whitney E. Houston)
Giannis Antetokounmpo - Getty
Peter Buxton - screenshot
Port Chicago National Memorial - via National Park Service
Discrimination victim - Depositphotos
Thomas Matthew Crooks
Read More
Donald Trump shooting - bloody ear (screenshot)
Read More
Tejuana Johnson - via Facebook
Read More
Donald Trump in Butler PA as shots are heard - screengrab
Read More
Donald Trump being rushed from stage in Butler PA
Read More
Robin Allen as Miss Cleo - via Lifetime
Read More
John Gotti - Donald Trump
Read More
Kadia Iman in scuffle with white educator during graduation ceremony
Read More
Paige Butcher and Eddie Murphy - Depositphotos
Read More
Michael Ealy hugs Meagan Good - screenshot
Read More

POPULAR

Drake (Paul R Giunta-Invision-AP)
Kendrick Lamar Fans Troll Drake After Toronto Mansion Floods | Video
Amber Rose speaks at RNC
Amber Rose Calls Out Joy Reid for Comments on Her Race After RNC Speech | Video
Andray Day in The Deliverance
Netflix Drops Trailer for Lee Daniels' Horror 'The Deliverance' | Watch
tyler perry -
Loni Love Criticizes Tyler Perry, Urges Investment in Black Talent After 0% Movie Rating
Nathan Wade (Elijah Nouvelage-Pool-Getty Images)
Nathan Wade Finalizes Divorce After Affair Scandal with Fani Willis
Whitney Houston - (Photo Credit: Neal Preston Photo - Courtesy of The Estate of Whitney E. Houston)
Whitney E. Houston Legacy Foundation’s 3rd Annual Gala with Special Performances by Yolanda Adams and More, Hosted by ET’s Kevin Frazier
Giannis Antetokounmpo - Getty
Giannis Antetokounmpo Teams Up with Wingstop for Exciting 'Spicy' Announcement | Video
Peter Buxton - screenshot
Peter Buxtun, Hero Who Exposed Tuskegee Syphilis Study, Passes Away at 86 | VIDEO
Port Chicago National Memorial - via National Park Service
National Park Service Observes 80th Anniversary of Port Chicago Explosion - Honoring 202 Fallen Black Sailors | PicsVideos
1 2 3 8,190